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Novelette Announcement 2024: Part 1

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Written By Sean Markey

Sean lives in an old farmhouse in northern Vermont, and is pretty sure the house isn’t very haunted… He works as a marketer during the day and is also the publisher of The Deadlands, a little magazine about beginnings and endings you may or may not have heard of.

We at Psychopomp are thrilled to announce that we’ll be publishing four original novelettes in 2024–one per quarter–as part of our goal to bring readers “otherworldly stories.”

Today, we are sharing with you the first two novelettes we have acquired, along with a brief synopsis of each:

What Any Dead Thing Wants, by Aimee Ogden (end of February publication)

Joanna’s Bodies, by Eugenia Triantafyllou (early June publication)

Both stories will be free to read on Psychopomp.com, and email subscribers will be sent a .pdf and .epub file to use on the e-reader of their choice.

Psychopomp will be publishing an omnibus of all four novelettes in print and ebook in early 2025.

Sign up here (free!) to get on the email list and get a copy of these stories–you’ll also get our weekly Letters From The Psychopomp deathy email:

    What Any Dead Thing Wants, by Aimee Ogden

    About the Story:

    Hob and his team of clean-up exorcists remove the ghosts of various biota left behind on a planet after it has been terraformed. They’ve performed this work countless times before, but this time they’ll encounter something new and entirely unexpected: a human ghost.

    About the Author:

    Aimee Ogden is an American werewolf in the Netherlands. Her debut novella Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters was a 2021 Nebula Award finalist, and her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, and Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2022. Her third novella, Emergent Properties, came out in July 2023. She would make for a very annoying ghost.

    Joanna’s Bodies, by Eugenia Triantafyllou

    About the Story:

    Eleni and Joanna were best friends that drifted apart. Maybe it would have stayed that way, if Eleni didn’t feel guilty for Joanna’s untimely death. One night she rediscovers an old book of spells they bought when they were younger, and resurrects Joanna. She made a promise to bring her friend back each time Joanna must shed her borrowed body—a promise she’s hell-bound to keep not matter how grim things get.

    About the Author:

    Eugenia Triantafyllou is a Greek author and artist with a flair for dark things. Her work has been nominated for the Ignyte, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards, and she is a graduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop. You can find her stories in Reactor (formerly Tor.com), Uncanny, Strange Horizons, and other venues. She currently lives in Athens with a boy and a dog. Find her on Twitter or Bluesky @foxesandroses, her IG @eugeniatriantafyllou, or her website.

    For more information/questions please contact press@psychopomp.com